I Overlooked An Orchid

I Overlooked An Orchid

Escrita por Carl Story, Shirly Lyn y Carl Smith

Interpretada por Gary Tollett (Gary Dale)

Aunque no tiene el atractivo de la versión original de Carl Smith, esta demo interpretada por Gary Tollett no desmerece en absoluto, aportando como principal valor el destacado trabajo de guitarra de Buddy quien, a falta de steel guitar, acompaña y complementa perfectamente la languidez de la voz.  "I Overlooked An Orchid" era el tema favorito de Ramona Tollett, esposa de Gary y, junto a él y Niki Sullivan, responsable del acompañamiento vocal en el clásico de The Crickets "That'll Be The Day".

The orchid is a flower that blooms so tenderly
To thrill the fairest lady of the land
If placed beside a blushing rose
The rose could not compare
But how was such as I to understand

I over looked an orchid while searching for a rose
The orchid that I over looked was you
The rose that I was searching for
Has proved to be untrue
The orchid now I find my dear was you

The rose has lost it's color but the orchid is the same
And I'm alone to face these lonely years
I didn't see the orchid
I was searching for a rose
And now I pay the price with bitter tears


I over looked an orchid while searching for a rose
The orchid that I over looked was you
The rose that I was searching for
Has proved to be untrue
The orchid now I find my dear was you